GalaxyFlyer wrote:We’re you flying or working in aviation in the CAB era? If so, you wouldn’t be asking this question, it was way worse and inefficient.
chepos wrote:GalaxyFlyer wrote:We’re you flying or working in aviation in the CAB era? If so, you wouldn’t be asking this question, it was way worse and inefficient.
I can only imagine the continuous bitching on this site if the US industry was regulated again. Everything from, I can’t go visit grandma for leas than $700, my favorite airline did not get rights to fly to MKE, Airline XYZ does not have traffic rights to fly to South America, etc, etc, etc.
That ship sailed, Americans have gotten used to their $200 fares for that Disney trup.
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MohawkWeekend wrote:For the second time in 20 years, American taxpayers will be called upon to save the US passenger airlines from disaster. Even after 9/11, it was pretty hard to call for more government control (aside from the Govt taking over security from the airlines). But now the model isn't working so well. And before you say these are one offs - well COVID-19 is Black Swan #2, COVID- 20 might be #3 and Global Warming #4.
The FAA is not really set up to control the economic aspects of this business like the CAB was. The airlines industry has become so concentrated, so powerful that they've become too big to fail. No industry should be Too Big to Fail.
Re-regulation could protect airlines from corporate raiders. It would insure that more cities retained air service as it balanced out revenues from strong markets to those who might not be so profitable. It would serve the greater good. Instead of serving just the shareholder
With the conditions being debated/set for the bailout/loans, there will be some new oversight, Cause as or friends on the other side of the aisle say - we can't keep privatizing profits and socializing the losses.
airportugal310 wrote:I don't understand why OP can't grasp that some industries are more important than others in a complex society, whether OP likes it or not (irrelevant). Posting history of theirs lately across the board is anti-business in general, so not really surprising it escalated to its own thread. Took long enough...
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